ELKHART — Donald Lee Adams, 77, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Saturday in Elkhart General Hospital.
Don was born on Feb. 22, 1936 in Akron, the son of Leo and Mary (Ball) Adams.
On Aug. 2, 1959, he married Paula Terrell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Paula; son, Jeff (Jodi) Adams, Elkhart; and grandson, Derek Adams, Elkhart. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Adams, Goshen; and three siblings, Laura (Leslie) Haney, Goshen, Howard (Kathy) Adams, Houston, Texas, and Tom (Beckie) Adams, Muncie.
He is preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Beth Ann Adams.
Don worked as a math teacher for Baugo Community Schools for 36 years before his retirement in 1997. He coached girl’s basketball and track at the junior high level. He was a loyal “Jimmie” fan and very active with the schools, even announcing the high school baseball games. Don was also active in the Baugo Township Lion’s Club.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in James United Methodist Church, 59218 County Road 3, Elkhart with one hour of visitation prior to the service. The Rev. Paul Rogers will officiate.
Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.
The family prefers memorial donations to the Baugo Township Lion’s Club.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapelhillmemorial.com